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Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-07-20, 07:36 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
In regards to your 3rd (Auckland) Regiment badge,...

In regards to your 3rd (Auckland) Regiment badge, it was common practice of NZ WW1 veterans to convert their collar and hat badges that they wore during the war, into patriotic/association badges...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 22-07-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Vincent, I concur with Leigh that his rank is...

Hi Vincent, I concur with Leigh that his rank is Unteroffizier.

your man appears to be wearing a flying blouse that has one row of hidden buttons down the center front, unfortunately he has his...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-07-20, 02:13 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
As you say, the NZ riflemen were humorously...

As you say, the NZ riflemen were humorously dubbed the "dinkum soldiers" by the other infantry brigades and they later accepted the affectionate sobriquet of "The Dinks" with considerable pride.
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-20, 07:51 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Nice to see such a rare item that is still in...

Nice to see such a rare item that is still in family hands.
Do you know if Noelene has a photo of her father wearing the hat badge?
The Cecil Beaton wartime photo is also proof that the bullion cap...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 604
Posted By atillathenunns
For those who didn't check out Johns link in Post...

For those who didn't check out Johns link in Post #8, to the excellent website "New Zealand Military Nursing."

The first 50 Nurses wearing the first 50 badges issued, and their Nominal Roll.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 604
Posted By atillathenunns
The NZANS badge was produced by several makers,...

The NZANS badge was produced by several makers, the first 60 made by C.M. Bay were numbered and are very rare.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 604
Posted By atillathenunns
I posted this years ago on a NZ Military forum,...

I posted this years ago on a NZ Military forum, but it may be of interest as it explains the origins of the NZANS badge.-

After the outbreak of WW1 the NZ Government offered the British Government...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By atillathenunns
Yes, somewhere around the 12th to 14th...

Yes, somewhere around the 12th to 14th reinforcements.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-07-20, 06:41 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
2nd March 1916.

2nd March 1916.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-07-20, 06:37 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Interesting position where you have placed the...

Interesting position where you have placed the patch.

It is unlikely that your yellow patch is original to the jacket, and if it was, it would be positioned in the center of the back just below...
Forum: Headdress 06-07-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By atillathenunns
I concur, a forage cap circa late 1890s to early...

I concur, a forage cap circa late 1890s to early 1900s, embroidered peak for a field officer.

I have a pillbox cap with the same black oak-leaf lace, and if yours measures 1 3/4 inches wide, I...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 89
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Posted By atillathenunns
Arnold Ashworth Binns, the second jeweler to set...

Arnold Ashworth Binns, the second jeweler to set up shop at Trentham Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 11th October 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,026
Posted By atillathenunns
Horace William Lloyd, the first jeweler to set up...

Horace William Lloyd, the first jeweler to set up shop at Trentham Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 15th May 1918

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 89
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Posted By atillathenunns
J, E. Fitt, watchmaker and jeweller, Featherston...

J, E. Fitt, watchmaker and jeweller, Featherston Camp.

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Advert, Camp Courier 18th March 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,026
Posted By atillathenunns
Shand Bookstore advert, Camp Courier 13th...

Shand Bookstore advert, Camp Courier 13th November 1915, and Victoria Laundry advert, Camp Courier 27th May 1916.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,026
Posted By atillathenunns
This one shows good detail of Smith & Sherlaws...

This one shows good detail of Smith & Sherlaws shop, next door is Victoria laundry, who were regular advertisers in the Camp Courier, and next door to them is Shands bookshop, and three doors down is...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,026
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi puk, the Camp Courier newspapers are an...

Hi puk, the Camp Courier newspapers are an important information source when it comes to identifying WW1 badge suppliers, and how they progressed during the war.

The following advert is from the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By atillathenunns
I would suggest as a restoration project, a pair...

I would suggest as a restoration project, a pair of brass NZR shoulder titles and a matching set of cloth captains stars are added, and you could display it as -1914 to 1916 period.

If there is...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-07-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi John, I think the last paragraph on page 21...

Hi John,
I think the last paragraph on page 21 could be a print error, as I too believe the 3rd Battalion patches were issued and worn.

The 4th Brigade was mainly made up from men of the - 20th,...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 03-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By atillathenunns
The collar badge is ORs issue, and is quite...

The collar badge is ORs issue, and is quite acceptable for a WW1 NZ officer to wear.

The yellow patch does not match any of the NZ WW1 patches or WW2 patches that I have seen.

The 3rd...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By atillathenunns
OK, no reply to my post (#29) so I'll ask again...

OK, no reply to my post (#29) so I'll ask again with a slight modification-

Does anyone have a picture of any British ORs during WW1, wearing the standard MG collar badges?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-07-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By atillathenunns
Interesting, do you have an original hat that is...

Interesting, do you have an original hat that is needing a puggaree, or are you going into the reproduction business?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-07-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By atillathenunns
The New Zealand shoulder titles are incorrect for...

The New Zealand shoulder titles are incorrect for WW1 period.
The cuff rank is incorrect for a Lieutenant, it should be 3 stars for a captains rank.
The collar badges could be officers type, but...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-06-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By atillathenunns
Just looking at page 43, the Arm of Service...

Just looking at page 43, the Arm of Service Colours for NZDC is Sherwood green, so I'll hold off on betting the farm just yet.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-06-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Corey, I have a battle dress and service dress...

Hi Corey, I have a battle dress and service dress tunic that belonged to Major Gordon McCallum, who was OC of the 1st NZ Mobil Dental Unit, so have done quite a bit of research on him, and your...
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